From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.1b) Gecko/20020727 BuildID: 2002072703 On IRIX and Linux, there is an option such that clicking on an 'http://' link using the middle mouse button will open a new tab displaying that link. On Mac OS X, clicking the middle mouse button has no effect (even with the option enabled). Control-click is also an option which is supposed to open the link in a new tab, but which also has no effect on OS X. Max. Max. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.enable preference to open link in new tab for middle click and control click 2.middle click on a link and/or control click on a link 3. Actual Results: Nothing happens. (control-click seems to be the same as a right click) Expected Results: should open a new tab with the link loading
> ------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2002-07-29 15:18 ------- > What kind of mouse? Two Logitech mice (at different locations), neither of which has the middle-mouse functionality, and one of which is supported by the new logitech mouse drivers (they only support USB keyboard/mice, and the other one I have is a PS/2). Ref Logitech Command Centre, which is now at versions 1.0.0 (ie released, no longer beta) <http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=14421&db=mac> > Possible dup of bug 151249. Yup, I think so, though with a different mouse. I don't think the type of mouse makes any difference (I'm pretty sure I've used other mice also with 3 buttons, and none of them work). > Possibly related: bug 106692, bug 106215 Yup, sounds likely. Max.
And you have this in your prefs? user_pref("middlemouse.openNewWindow", true);
> ------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 2002-07-29 16:43 ------- > And you have this in your prefs? > > user_pref("middlemouse.openNewWindow", true); Er, I do now, and it doesn't make any difference, as far as I can tell. Max.
hmm. Keep in mind that mozilla must be closed when you edit prefs.js - or changes are overwritten on quit. (And changes won't take effect untill a fresh start.)
> ------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2002-07-29 16:55 ------- > hmm. Keep in mind that mozilla must be closed when you edit prefs.js - or > changes are overwritten on quit. (And changes won't take effect untill a fresh > start.) I kept that in mind when I did it....and...checking...yes, the preferences did stick. Max.
16 years ago
Depends on: 151249
I've been using command+click for a while on Mac OS X, so that should at least work, if you have all your prefs set correctly. I realize the preference text says "control+click", that should be command+click on the Mac, unfortunately we haven't gotten around yet to fixing that text.
re command-click Indeed it does! I more than likely was misled by the word 'control' in prefs. Thanks for the w/a. Max.
Confirmed using FizzillaCFM/2002072203 and a Kensington Optical Pro mouse.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I just filed bug 180799 to fix the text in Preferences. Definitely a dupe of bug 151249, and I'd figured something like bug 106692 was the answer. :-)
Very simply, Mozilla on MacOS X doesn't recognize the middle mouse button. This is easily confirmed by attaching a mousedown event handler on a page to alert all mouse presses. so 151249 and this are symptoms of 106692
*** Bug 181358 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 198558 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Camino, however, does not have this bug (ie. middle button opens a new tab just fine). Using a Microsoft optical wheel mouse (USB). I'm seeing the same thing in Mozilla as Max has.
Just another confirm, and this is hugely annoying because of my usage of Moz on Win & Linux. Middle-button is ingrained in my habits, and making moz really hard to use on Mac OS X. Safari does support this.
This bug is the main reason why I haven't migrated to Firefox.
*** Bug 204640 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
it should be noted that the middle click support should address not only opening links in a new tab, but also when middle-clicking on an already opened tab, the tab should close. This appears to be the way the Linux and Windows versions behave.
(In reply to comment #18) > it should be noted that the middle click support should address not only opening > links in a new tab, but also when middle-clicking on an already opened tab, the > tab should close. This appears to be the way the Linux and Windows versions behave. Preliminary patch for bug 151249 resolves this. As far as I can see this bug is pretty much a duplicate of that one, rather than dependent on it.
Definitely looks like a duplicate, and having both open is fragmenting discussion. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 151249 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
No longer depends on: 151249
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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